Anne Anderson Walk
The Anne Anderson walk is a cherished annual social event for Cochrane, where attendees explore the Colloquium host city and make a donation to next year’s Anne Anderson Award. Join us for a scenic stroll through the sites around the conference centre and see sites from medical history along the way. This self-guided walk is a great opportunity to stretch your legs, enjoy the fresh air, and explore the local area.
Anne Anderson was a contributor to the stream of thinking and effort that gave birth to evidence-based health care and led to the development of Cochrane. The Anne Anderson Award recognizes and stimulates individuals contributing to the enhancement of women’s visibility and participation in Cochrane’s leadership. Those participating in the Anne Anderson walk make a donation to the Anne Anderson Award.
The Anne Anderson Walk is a gentle stroll on mostly flat surfaces. It is approximately 3 km long and can be completed at your own pace, but generally in under an hour. Whether you're looking for a leisurely stroll or a brisk workout, you'll find the Anne Anderson Walk to be the perfect activity! The walk takes you past some of the city's most iconic landmarks, provides opportunities to catch stunning views of London, and educates you about several medical points of interest. Some of the highlights of the walk include:
- Westminster Abbey
- Big Ben
- Westminster Bridge
- COVID memorial wall
- Mary Seacole Statue
- Florence Nightingale Museum
- General Lying-In Hospital
- Leake Street Arches
- Jubilee Gardens
- River Thames
- London Eye
The walk starts and ends at the conference centre, and maps and directions will be available for all participants. You are welcome to do this at any time during the conference, however, we will also have a meeting spot in the lobby for those wanting to do the walk as a group. Details about times will be made available closer to the event.
We recommend bringing comfortable walking shoes and a bottle of water, and don't forget your camera! You can share your pictures using the #CochraneLondon hashtag.
We look forward to seeing your pictures on the Anne Anderson Walk!